LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS RELEASE
The Bradbury Science Museum turns 60 years old this summer! The Los Alamos Historical Society is inviting you to come enjoy a piece of birthday cake and stay for the once in a lifetime
concert “Mr. Mac is Back!” The celebration and free concert begin at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Fuller Lodge.
The ole Los Alamos High School band director, Jan McDonald (affectionately known as Mr.
Mac by his students and music fans on the Hill), is returning to Los Alamos to play some jazz!
He will be accompanied by the famed Bert Dalton Trio. The trio includes Bert Dalton tickling the
ivories, Milo Jaramillo laying the groove on bass, and young John Bartlit on drums. Young John
pounded the skins for Mr. Mac’s magic band while attending Los Alamos High School.
The Los Alamos Historical Society is pulling the rug out for these groovy cats as part of the
Bradbury’s 60th birthday and in recognition of the recent public interest about Oppenheimer, as well as a celebration of jazz music arts in Los Alamos. The band will include selections from the 1940’s along with selections from Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, both of whom visited and performed in Los Alamos.
Come celebrate with us, have a piece of birthday cake, and cut a rug during this historic
event! The Bert Dalton Trio with Mr. Mac, Jan McDonald, Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.,
presented by the Los Alamos Historical Society. Be there or be square!
About the Bert Dalton Trio
Bert Dalton, John Bartlit and Rob “Milo” Jaramillo play a varied repertoire of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian music, plus a group synergy that only comes from performing together for twenty years. In addition to their trio performances, they are the core members of the award-winning five-piece Brazil Project. The trio has played tribute concerts to George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, and produced Chris Calloway’s final concert recording honoring Lena Horne.